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Protests erupt in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at supermarket

Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. In a video circulated widely on social media, two security guards were shown punching and pinning the 40-year-old Black man to the ground. The two men have been arrested and Carrefour Brasil said it has terminated its contract with the security firm.

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Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. In a video circulated widely on social...more

Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. In a video circulated widely on social media, two security guards were shown punching and pinning the 40-year-old Black man to the ground. The two men have been arrested and Carrefour Brasil said it has terminated its contract with the security firm. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. Activists have organized demonstrations outside of Carrefour stores since Friday. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. Activists have organized demonstrations...more

Riot police stand in formation during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020. Activists have organized demonstrations outside of Carrefour stores since Friday. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A demonstrator runs during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

A demonstrator runs during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

A demonstrator runs during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators argue with riot police during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.     REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators argue with riot police during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.     REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators argue with riot police during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.     REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Members of the police cavalry are seen during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Members of the police cavalry are seen during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Members of the police cavalry are seen during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A demonstrator reacts during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego Vara

A demonstrator reacts during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego Vara

A demonstrator reacts during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 23, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A woman puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020.

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A woman puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A woman puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. The killing occurred late on November 19 when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack her, cable news channel GloboNews said, citing the Rio Grande do Sul state military police. News website G1 later reported that an initial analysis by the state forensics institute indicated the cause of death could be asphyxiation.

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Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. The killing occurred late on November 19 when a store employee...more

Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. The killing occurred late on November 19 when a store employee called security after the man threatened to attack her, cable news channel GloboNews said, citing the Rio Grande do Sul state military police. News website G1 later reported that an initial analysis by the state forensics institute indicated the cause of death could be asphyxiation. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara

Riot police clash with demonstrators during a protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators shout as they block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket with filled carts during a protest against racism, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Demonstrators shout as they block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket with filled carts during a protest against racism, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Demonstrators shout as they block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket with filled carts during a protest against racism, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego...more

Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a protest against racism, after Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas was beaten to death by security guards at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.    REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators burn objects to block a street in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators burn objects to block a street in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators burn objects to block a street in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Demonstrators vandalize a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Residents protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Residents protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Residents protest against racism at a Carrefour supermarket in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A man shouts as he stands atop tires used to block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man shouts as he stands atop tires used to block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A man shouts as he stands atop tires used to block the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A demonstrator holds a piece of meat as they collect products to block the boxes and the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a piece of meat as they collect products to block the boxes and the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a piece of meat as they collect products to block the boxes and the entrance of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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Demonstrators push the shutters outside a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Demonstrators push the shutters outside a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

Demonstrators push the shutters outside a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A demonstrator lies on a cashier counter as they block the operations of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator lies on a cashier counter as they block the operations of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator lies on a cashier counter as they block the operations of a Carrefour supermarket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A shopper makes his way out of the mall where a vandalized Carrefour store is located during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A shopper makes his way out of the mall where a vandalized Carrefour store is located during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A shopper makes his way out of the mall where a vandalized Carrefour store is located during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter" and "We demand justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara

A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter" and "We demand justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara

A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter" and "We demand justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A man runs in a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man runs in a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man runs in a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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A demonstrator gestures in front of a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A demonstrator gestures in front of a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A demonstrator gestures in front of a vandalized Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Justice" as he attends a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket, in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Justice" as he attends a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket, in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Justice" as he attends a protest against racism outside a Carrefour supermarket, in Sao Goncalo near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 22, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Milena Borges Alves, wife of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, and his father Joao Batista Freitas attend his funeral in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Milena Borges Alves, wife of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, and his father Joao Batista Freitas attend his funeral in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Milena Borges Alves, wife of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas, and his father Joao Batista Freitas attend his funeral in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Relatives and friends attend the burial of Joao Alberto Silveira Freitas in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 21, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators vandalize a police vehicle during a protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators vandalize a police vehicle during a protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara

Demonstrators vandalize a police vehicle during a protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020.   REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A demonstrator holds a sign which reads 'Carrefour murderer' inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a sign which reads 'Carrefour murderer' inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator holds a sign which reads 'Carrefour murderer' inside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A man puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store as another walks past during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store as another walks past during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A man puts out a fire at a vandalized Carrefour store as another walks past during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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Demonstrators gesture outside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against racism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Demonstrators gesture outside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against racism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Demonstrators gesture outside a Carrefour supermarket during a protest against racism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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A demonstrator carries a flag in a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A demonstrator carries a flag in a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

A demonstrator carries a flag in a Carrefour store during a march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli
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A demonstrator shouts as clients shop at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator shouts as clients shop at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

A demonstrator shouts as clients shop at a Carrefour supermarket during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
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Residents protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter." REUTERS/Diego Vara

Residents protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter." REUTERS/Diego Vara

Residents protest against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Black lives matter." REUTERS/Diego Vara
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A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara

A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara

A woman protests against racism in Porto Alegre, Brazil, November 20, 2020. Sign reads: "Justice for Beto." REUTERS/Diego Vara
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Demonstrators take a part in a protest in front of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest in front of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators take a part in a protest in front of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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Demonstrators holds a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators holds a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

Demonstrators holds a sign reading "Black Lives Matter" during a protest inside of a Carrefour supermarket in Brasilia, Brazil, November 20, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
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